the orphanage closing its doors…


Very sad post from Stu Maschwitz over at ProLost.  His company, The Orphanage, is closing its doors indefinitely. Most recently, Stu and The Orphanage produced Frank Miller’s The Spirit, 300, and Sin City. Along with Shane Ross over at Little Frog in High Def, Stu’s ProLost blog has been a huge influence on my blog game, inspiring me to attempt to walk in his footsteps and share production knowledge for the sake of bettering our community and the industry.


Here’s a short, classy excerpt from Stu’s post:

It’s no accident that our company’s name described a place for people, people who may be thrown together, but who ultimately create their own destinies. Scott once described his vision of an orphanage as “a hundred success stories waiting to happen,” and that is exactly what came to pass inside our offices. We have had the privilege of working with many “Orphans” over the years, and watching them grow and take on new responsibilities has been the single greatest part of coming to work every day.

A message to the visual effects industry: You will never find a better employee than a former Orphan.

Good luck to you, Mr. Maschwitz, and to all the Orphans out there.

proactively • peter

4 Responses to “the orphanage closing its doors…”

  1. 1 fivej
    February 10, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    everytime I visit your site, my jaw proceeds to drop… some of the shots here are great!

  2. March 1, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Just passing by.Btw, you website have great content!

    Making Money $150 An Hour

  3. March 26, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    hey peter big fan of your work.
    Im getting into color because its amazing. For a film that im working on im using a dolly shot. Will color keep the person skin tone the same the hole shot of when the camera is moving

    • 4 psalvia
      April 6, 2009 at 10:39 am

      Sure will. You may need to key frame your chroma key in the secondaries room depending on exposure lighting changes, etc.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

February 2009

Twitter Updates

Error: Please make sure the Twitter account is public.

Blog Stats

  • 290,828 clicks since March 2008

%d bloggers like this: